About Marie’s Books

DRAWN
a new YA novel (available now in paper and ebook!)
by Marie Lamba
Paperback ISBN: 978-0615584775
(To purchase in ebook or paperback, click on the cover)
(For reviews, click here.)
(To read an excerpt, click here.)

She’s the artist that finds him in her drawings. He’s the medieval ghost that conquers her heart. And their time is running out.

Michelle De Freccio moves to England seeking a normal life, but someone starts appearing in her sketches. Then he grabs her at the castle, his pale green eyes full of longing.  She’s immediately drawn to him, but is Christopher Newman real? She’s either losing it, or channeling a hot ghost from the 1400’s. History calls him a murderer. Her heart tells her other truths. Now Michelle faces endless dangers…and a timeless love.

If you like TWILIGHT, HUSH HUSH, and novels by Beth Fantaskey, then you’ll love Drawn, the paranormal novel filled with forbidden love…and rich with believable characters.

OVER MY HEAD
a new YA novel (available now in paper and ebook)
by Marie Lamba
Paperback ISBN: 978-0615500676
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(For reviews, click here.)
(To read an excerpt from this novel, click here.)

Sang Jumnal jumps into the summer before her senior year with big plans…

But she didn’t plan on facing her fear of swimming through a series of humiliating kiddy lessons. Or falling hard for college-aged lifeguard Cameron Cerulli, who is either the guy of her dreams, or a player out to stomp on her heart. Or fighting with her dad, who bans her from seeing Cameron. Or discovering a huge secret her parents have been keeping about disappearing money and a rare disease.

Suddenly Sang’s summer is overflowing with excitement. And she’s teetering on the dangerous brink of true love. Will she sink or swim?

If you like The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, and novels by Sarah Dessen, then you’ll love Over My Head, with its summertime vibe and realistic, heartfelt conflicts.

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WHAT I MEANT…
by Marie Lamba
Random House
hardcover ISBN: 978-0-375-84091-3
library ISBN: 978-0-375-94091-0
ebook ISBN: 978-0-307-498663
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(For reviews, click here)
(To read an excerpt from this novel, click here)

Fifteen-year-old Sangeet Jumnal is crazy about a guy, but her dad, who is from India, won’t let her date until she’s sixteen, maybe. And her mom, who is American and usually sticks up for Sang, suddenly thinks her daughter is a liar, a thief and a bulimic.  Sang knows why. An aunt who has been living with them for the past few months has been stealing food and money, and setting up Sang to take the blame. Now Sang must find a way to prove her innocence and make her parents see her for who she really is: someone who is pretty dependable, relatively honest, and totally ready to date.

Publisher’s Weekly dubbed WHAT I MEANT… “an impressive debut,” and School Library Journal said, “teens will enjoy the interesting cast of characters and the book will have broad appeal, leaving readers wanting more.” To read these and other reviews, click here. To see scenes from the novel along with pictures taken at these locations, click here.

Fans of the movies Bend it Like Beckham and Monsoon Summer, or of the novel Born Confused will love What I Meant… and its cross-cultural drama and humor!


LIAR LIAR, short stories by authors of The Philadelphia Liars Club
Intro by author Sandra Brown
Mendacity Press, September 2011
(to purchase, click on the book cover)
Available in ebook or paperback ISBN: 978-1466218055
*Now also available in audio through Blackstone! To purchase LIAR LIAR in audio, click here

This anthology features short stories, all based on lies. Read Marie’s story “What I Did…” which follows her character Gina, explaining why she acted the way she did in Marie’s novel What I Meant… Also in this book are tales from authors Jonathan Maberry, William Lashner, Jon McGoran, Keith Strunk, Merry Jones, Keith DeCandido, Solomon Jones, Don Lafferty, Edward Pettit, Dennis Tafoya, Gregory Frost and Kelly Simmons.

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CALL ME OKAASAN: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering
Edited by Suzanne Kamata

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, May 2009
(to purchase, click on the book cover)
paperback ISBN: 978-1-932-279337

Marie’s essay, “The View from the Outside,” appears in this anthology, which highlights touching and humorous experiences of moms with multi-culti kids around the world.  Marie writes about how it feels to be the “non-Indian” in her half-Indian family, and how, during visits to India and at a traditional wedding held in America, she and her kids are both insiders and outsiders together.

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